CN Tower chosen for top award
March 16, 2012
By Canadian Consulting Engineer
The CN Tower was recognized by the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) as an "outstanding Canadian engineering achievement" during the annual EIC Awards held in Ottawa on February 25.
The CN Tower was recognized by the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) as an “outstanding Canadian engineering achievement” during the annual EIC Awards held in Ottawa on February 25.
The award was presented to Mark Laroche, president and CEO of Canada Lands Company, which owns and operates the tower, and Andre Saker, the tower’s director of facilities and engineering.
“We are extremely honoured that Canada’s National Tower has received this recognition,” said Mr. Laroche. “Canadians can look to the CN Tower with pride as it remains an internationally acclaimed engineering marvel almost four decades after it was built. This award also recognizes the important ongoing role engineering has played in maintaining the CN Tower as a leading edge facility.”
Jack Robinson, Chief Operating Officer of the CN Tower, added, “Upgrades and expansions such as the new EdgeWalk, the world’s highest hands free walk on a building, ensure that the Tower continues to provide visitors with a memorable world class experience.”
EIC represents a federation of 11 Canadian member societies. Past honorees of the EIC award are McDonald Dettwiler for RADARSAT I & II and CANADARM, and TRIUMF, and Strait Crossing Development Inc. for the Confederation Bridge.